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Uygur Autonomous Region ‘s Chinese Medical team being sent to help Pakistan fight coronavirus

BEIJING, 27 March 2020, TON:  China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has announced it it will soon send medical team to help Pakistan fight against the novel coronavirus.

Zeng Yixin, Vice Minister of China’s National Health Commission said, the Chinese authorities was quick enough to share the COVID-19 related knowledge, prevention and control plan, and diagnosis and treatment plan with Pakistan soon after the virus outbreak in Pakistan. The Chinese side shared this experience regarding prevention, controlling, diagnosing and treating COVID-19 and other issues with Pakistan via video conference.

Deng Boqing, Vice-chairman of China International Development Cooperation Agency, said that China would share every aspect and updates about prevention and control experience with Pakistan in response to the COVID-19 challenge.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in Pakistan, China had provided Pakistan four batches of medical supplies, including detection reagents, medical protective gowns, N95 face masks, surgical face masks and breathing machines.

Earlier, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region had donated a batch of medical supplies to Pakistan, which was offloaded on 20 March. Besides Chinese government, Chinese companies and general masses had also been proactively helping Pakistan fight against the epidemic.

Meanwhile, the first batch of relief materials donated by China’s Alibaba Foundation and Jack Ma Foundation had arrived at Karachi. The two Foundations would send the second and third batches of relief materials to Pakistan within a week.

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